Sunday, April 6, 2008

Baby Talk

My baby. He's getting so big. Now when he's in the bath, he splashes and looks at me for a reaction. I laugh. He laughs. And then we do it again. And again. And again! He still loves to blow raspberries. Yesterday he did it for about 15 minutes straight while we were driving. When he's on his blanket in the family room surrounded by toys, he'll scootch himself around. I'm not sure if he's "aiming" in any particular direction. I just know that if I leave him in one spot and then go throw a load of wash in the dryer - he is usually about 6 feet away from where I left him when I return. He's also starting to push up onto his knees and rock back and forth. I love how he looks at me to see my reaction when he's doing something new. So sweet. He's already too tall for his little entertainment/activity/circular thing. He LOVES his rain forest jumper thing though. He gets a serious workout in that one! He's sitting up pretty well, but appreciates the support of a Boppy. The whole tip-on-over thing gets old.
Today I brought him up to his room to take some pictures. Having gotten quite a few scrapbook pages done this weekend, I was in the mood to take even more pictures! Of course I did what I always do....I played the "lets see if I can avoid using the flash!" game. Every good photographer (which I am NOT) will tell you that the best pictures come when you DON'T USE THE FLASH! And whatever you do - DON'T USE THE AUTO SETTING! Do I use the auto setting? Yeah. But I'm working on that. Ultimately, I need to take a class.

And as for my wonderful owls...I mean JACK's owls....I love them. HE loves them....I meant to say that HE loves them. I don't have a problem and I don't need an owl intervention. I can quit owls anytime I want to. I wouldn't hold your breathe though.


mommieN. said...

Don't use the AUTO setting?! Gah...that leaves me awash in f-stops, apertures and depths of eyes lose focus, and then there's no hope of a good picture anyway :). A class, definitely.

Meantime, forcing the flash off and learning how to work with that goes a long, long way toward scrapbook-worthy photos. 'Course I don't need to tell *you* that! You keep posting zingers -- obviously there's some talent going on here.

J looks more and more like his brothers every day!

MommaWriter said...

Funny, I was just thinking how J looks so much like his own little kid. Not exactly *un*like his brothers, but not really that much like them either. Very unlike some siblings I know, who are virtual doppelgangers for each other.

What a sweet little face he's got! As Chris would say, I just want to eat him right up!


MommaWriter said...

p.s. It's not that I'm failing to check your blog daily. I'm just remiss in posting comments lately!